Kurt Angle to broadcast MMA

UCJOE

I have a lot of business with the Chinese
Mar 7, 2009
12,813
838
293
NJ
#1
Meltzer/Alvarez:
Hall of Famer Kurt Angle will be on the broadcast team for the new World Series of Fighting promotion that debuts on 11/3 on NBC Sports, as an analyst.

The team will consist of Michael Schiavello, the voice of AXS TV fights, who has his own recent experience doing pro wrestling for the FWE promotion in New York; Bas Rutten, and Angle.
Angle had attempted to announce for NBC for the wrestling competition in the 2012 Olympics but wasn't chosen.
 

UCJOE

I have a lot of business with the Chinese
Mar 7, 2009
12,813
838
293
NJ
#3
Angle is good on the mic, he should do well.
He talks out of his ass non-stop & is full of shit
If he keeps it straight then maybe but cutting a wrestling promo & commentating are two different things
When he isn't bullshitting he comes across well spoken though (but that is rare) so I hope you are right man
 

JMCC

Registered User
Oct 4, 2004
2,596
7
273
#4
Not so fast...

TNA contract nixes Kurt Angle commentator job at World Series of Fighting 1

A contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling has forced Kurt Angle to give up a commentary job at the World Series of Fighting's inaugural event.

WSOF President Ray Sefo today confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following a tweet from the Olympic gold medalist and pro wrestler.

"There's a conflict of interest, so he won't be able to do the (Nov.) 3 show," Sefo said, adding the split was amicable. A replacement has yet to be found.

Angle was among three personalities selected to call the action at the event, which takes place at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and airs live on NBC Sports Network. Original picks Bas Rutten and Michael Schiavello will remain on the team.

Sefo said the remainder of the card will be finalized in the next week. As of now, the promotion needs a headliner to face ex-WEC bantamweight champ Miguel Torres, as well as opponents for recent signees Bobby Lashley, Rolles Gracie and James McSweeney.

The latter of the trio could be in line to meet another recent talent acquisition, Tyrone Spong, who's been working on transitioning from kickboxing to MMA.

Sefo also expressed interest in ex-UFC fighter Anthony Johnson, who on Sept. 21 meets Jake Rosholt at Titan FC 25 in Oklahoma.
What really interest me about this article is the MMA debut of Spong. Dude has elite striking, but that won't matter if he can't keep the fight standing.
 

Pearce

Registered User
Dec 16, 2007
9,556
36
333
Ohio
#7
3 man commentary teams are usually cluttered and sucky

but any chance to hear Renzo makes me happy